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Spanish soccer league app accused of spying to crack down on football piracy

By Alex Towers and Leo Moore The Spanish Data Protection watchdog (AEPD) has begun a preliminary probe into the official app for Spanish football league, La Liga, which allows them access to the microphones and GPS of users’ smartphones with the aim of potentially identifying showings of football games in the vicinity of the user […]

EU workers: ‘simple’ process to stay in UK post-Brexit

By Helen Burgess With 3.8 million EU citizens in the UK, according to ONS figures, employers have rightly been concerned about maintaining a stable workforce in the lead up to and post-Brexit. Good news is however afoot. Home Secretary Sajid Javid has announced that EU citizens will have to answer three ‘simple’ questions online (or […]

PLMJ – Moazambique: Regulations on advertising of financial products and services

By Télio Murrure and Nacita Chirindza The Central Bank has approved the Regulations on Advertising of Financial Products and Services (Regulamento sobre a Publicidade de Produtos e Serviços Financeiros – “RPPSF”), which is an integral part of Notice no. 3/GBM/2018 of 18 April. This is the first instrument addressing this matter in the Mozambican legal system. […]

Rectification of the terms of a private equity financing transaction

Terra Firma has successfully obtained rectification of the terms of a private equity financing transaction completed in 2012, concerning the Four Seasons care homes business [FSHC Group Holdings Limited v Barclays Bank Plc]. The transaction required the Parent company to provide security over a particular shareholder loan which was part of the overall funding package. […]

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Focus: Dinah Rose QC

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T-Mobile has put its panel review on ice as it weighs up a potential deal with Vodafone. James Blendis T-Mobile UK general counsel James Blendis put his panel on notice in December last year in an effort to drive down costs. But the process has been delayed amid reports that Vodafone is set to bid […]

Garrigues out of sight of rivals as Spanish sector starts to feel the economic pinch

The Spanish legal market grew by 11 per cent ­during 2008, but the economic downturn has slowed its growth, which stood at 16 per cent in 2007. Juan Carlos Machuca Relatively high rates of growth were experienced at the largest Spanish firm Garrigues, which increased turnover by 15 per cent, from e258.6m (£223.4m) in 2007 […]

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It’s time

At what age can a firm justify retiring a partner? Age discrimination legislation is an area woefully short of legal clarification. The snowballing case that is Seldon v Clarkson Wright & Jakes (CWJ) started off with a partner suing his firm on grounds of age discrimination. It has escalated into a battle between government and […]

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